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Australian Red Cross Blood Services selects Starlims

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The Australian Red Cross Blood Services (ARCBS) has chosen the web-based Starlims laboratory information management system (LIMS) to manage information and data in its blood products manufacturing and transplantation laboratories. Unifying data from several antiquated systems into a single advanced system, Starlims will be the first comprehensive LIMS system to be used within ARCBS laboratories.

ARCBS collects and processes nearly 30,000 blood donations every week in Australia and its chief executive Jennifer Williams commented that maintaining quality processes in a regulated environment was becoming increasingly complex as the need for blood continued to grow.

The organisation believes Starlims can help solve a number of informatics problems by reducing dependence on hard copy documentation and manual data transcription, combining fragmented and duplicative data bases, improving test processing time by cutting down on non-electronic communication of results, and improving workflow and overall integration with other support systems in the laboratories.